Buried in an article about a rumored new mobile phone from Google was a sentence that made my jaw drop.
Google and advertisers drool over the growth potential in wireless. The more than 2 1/2 billion phones in use worldwide exceed the number of PCs and TVs combined. On Sept. 17, Google announced a Web program aimed at advertisers who have created sites for display on cell phones and other handheld devices. Like its online ad network, Google's AdSense for Mobile delivers ads relevant to the advertiser's mobile audience. "The sheer volume of users across the globe makes mobile the next channel for information," says Dilip Venkatachari, director of product management for Google's mobile team. [More] [My emphasis]Think how long we've been selling TV's, for the love of Mike! This is a clue about technology adoption and also the future of traditional "wireful" telephony, methinks.